"A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting"~ Christian Dior

I believe your ensemble isn’t complete until you smell the way you look! Lately, I’ve been in love with these two perfumes. They both smell so good, and no matter which one I wear I always get compliments on them. Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture is more of a fresh vanilla kind of scent, but not too strong. The sweetness of the scent gives you a fun and girly feel. It’s very light and perfect for all year round. The pink bow on the bottle gives it such a pretty appearance; you can’t help but wear it. Forever by Mariah Carey is very chic sophisticated. The crystal bottle is classy and the scent is very glamour, sexy, & elegant. I have the whole set including the travel size bottle; you never know when you may need to splash a little on ;-). Both perfumes are my favorite and it’s hard for me to choose between the two (like it is every day). My decision is contingent on what I’m wearing and how I’m feeling. If I’m feeling girly and pretty I’ll wear Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture, and when I’m feeling sexy and sophisticated I’ll wear Forever by Mariah Carey. You can never go wrong with either, and both scents last for a very long time!

♥ “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future”~Coco Chanel

"The Dress Speaks For Itself"

Recently I went to a B-day party and had a blast. I wore an American Apparel dress and styled it with a pair of heels from Shoe Nami, the most comfortable heels in life; I danced the night away ;). When I purchased this dress, I had no idea what accessories or shoes I would match with it, but that was the least of my concern because I just had to have it in my collection of dresses. I’ve seen about two different girls with the exact same dress, and then I came to the realization of how I would like to wear mine. Seeing people with things I own always give me an idea of how to wear or how not to wear things, but in a totally different way. I styled it with pearls because the lace put me in a classy mood. I went all over searching for the perfect necklace. I imagined my ideal necklace to be very bold and eye-catching and I found it at Bebe. With a clutch, in my opinion, small is the way to go, because the dress already speaks for itself. A larger clutch or a handbag would take away the elegance of a dress, therefore; simple and classy is always the way to go. My nails were the easy part, I knew I wanted a color that’s fun and would pop as a result, “Crushed” by Sally Hansen was the color of choice for the night. It’s more of a burnt orange so to say…I had a blast at the party; I felt just the way I looked! ;). Also, from the compliments, I received others felt the same!! 😉

♥ Dress- American Apparel, Accessories- Bebe & Aldo, Shoes- Shoe Nami, Clutch- Bakers

 

Make Good Decisions.

Sometimes in life situations come your way, and when it does, you just have to make good decisions. With that being said, I’ll be moving back to New Orleans soon. It’s kind of a bittersweet moment for me because from here I wanted to move to California. One of the first things I thought about was changing the introduction on my blog as if it was never in the plans, but I’m a human first and for most so there’s no need to cover up my plans when they don’t transpire AT THAT TIME. I have a lot I would like to accomplish in life and at this moment moving back home would be the SMARTEST option for me. This is a sweet moment for me as well because I’m moving back in with my parents and that means FREE RENT! HOME COOKED MEALS! DVR! & MORE CLOSET SPACE…LOL! *Just joking* moving home gives me the clear mindset and freedom that I need to study for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Becoming a lawyer has ALWAYS been a dream of mine. I can still remember being a little girl and people asking “What would you like to become when you grow up” and me responding “A Lawyer.” Since this was my first and only goal for a while, I’m going to do the best I can by turning my dream and something that I’m most passionate about into reality. I’ve learned that life is all about choices and the direction of our lives come down to the choices we choose. Therefore, whatever that choice may be, balance it out so that it works for you! I was thinking about giving up on my blog since I’m not moving to Cali but this has been something I’ve always wanted to do before I decided I wanted to move, so giving up on it is a NO, NO! As people down south would say, “One monkey doesn’t stop a show.” I hope I’ve inspired someone to go after their dreams and realize that it’s okay to have a plan B and C. You only live once so live it by doing what YOU’VE always wanted to do! Take risks, Step out on faith, Laugh, Learn, Be creative, Follow your heart, Fall in love, Make mistakes, Take every opportunity that comes your way, Pray, Plan, Take your time, Invest, Speak up & speak out, Make your own footprints, Respect others, Motivate others, Believe in yourself, Let go, Feed the homeless, Dream, Go after what you want, Say yes & say no, Do what is right, & Volunteer. Whatever you choose to do, do it because you want to, regardless of what others may think or say about you, your happiness is what matters most, and all other things are secondary!!! 😉

♥ I’m home now and loving life!! I arrived on Tuesday, had an interview on Wednesday and was offered the job on the spot. God is good!! 😉

*Update: In 2016 I moved to Cali for a 1 and 6 months and 6 days. 😉 The best times of my life. I grew mentally + spiritually.

Paris Takes Chicago Wearing A Ruffle Shouler Cardigan , Booties, & The Perfect Jeans!

       I went to Chicago for the very first time!! I’ve heard so much about this wonderful city and was really anxious to visit. It’s also often called the “windy city” and believe me, it lives up to its name. I wanted to dress weather appropriate and classy, so along with a short sleeve shirt, I made sure I packed a sweater. This is one of my favorite sweaters. You can wear it with just about anything; unbutton with a fitted dress or tights and flip-flops. It’s easy going and the balloon sleeves give it that fun feel. Also, these booties are my favorite as well. The heels add about 5 inches to my 4’10 frame and make me feel really sexy! Oh yea! these pants are the PERFECT fit(it’s really hard to find jeans that fit my waist and my butt) so I had to purchase these, and check out where from @ the bottom!!! The material is cotton and spandex but they give you the spandex look but with a jean style (which is now called jeggings) leggings and jeans together…had to buy more than one pair! 😉
♥ Sweater, Clutch, Shirt- Forever 21, Jeans-Walmart (Miley Cyrus), Shoes- Charlotte Russe, Accessories-Ring & Earrings Beauty Store, Charm Bracelet from Guess

 

A Classic Look!

On this particular day, I wanted to go out with a very classic look. I had just recently picked up my skirt from the tailor shop, and I loved the fit so I was determined to wear it soon. This is the type of skirt you can mix and match with just about any kind of top because of the print. I preferred to keep it simple just with a basic color, but I’ve noticed in magazines the trend now is mixing prints. Not sure if that’s something I’ll follow, but who knows with the right zebra top anything is possible 😉 Also, for more of a laid-back look, this skirt would look cute with a basic or print tank top, sandals, long strap purse, hair pulled back and simple accessories.
♥ Top-Guess, Belt, Skirt, Bag, Accessories- Forever 21, Vintage Stockings, Shoes-Aldo

Yay!! It’s Almost Summer!

Summer is almost here & this summer I want to live in a swimsuit!! That want is contingent upon me sticking to my workout schedule. However, I’ve been working out like crazy, from squats to sit-ups while listening to Melanie Fiona, Lauryn Hill and Beyonce on my mp3 player. This picture was captured last summer while at a photo shoot for a 2010 swimsuit calendar.

So basically, I’m trying to maintain that look!! 😉

♥ Top and bottom- Walmart, Shoes-Shoe Nami, Accessories- Forever21

Paris Takes Minnesota Wearing The Three L’s Every Girl Should Have In Her Wardrobe

♥ Lace, Leather, & Leopard!
♥ Check out my Leopard car seats!
♥ Leopard button earrings!
♥ We danced the night away!
The three L’s every girl should have in her closet are; Lace, Leather, and Leopard. With these items, it’s easy to mix and match with other great styles. These pictures were taken when my cousin came to Minnesota for a visit. We had the best time together! It was a much-needed girl time for us both. We shopped, got manicures & pedicures, partied, and took tons of pictures.
♥ Shirt-Forever 21, Leggings- Frock Candy, Boots-Gojane, Clutch & Accessories-Aldo

 

My Favorite Accessory!!

I’m so in love with brooches, they are my utmost favorite accessory! You can dress up any simple ensemble and make it look classy just with a brooch. I have so many in different colors & styles from flowers to pearls. I fell in love with them a few years ago, & now I have a whole collection. Last summer, I went to Toronto, Canada (best trip ever). While shopping I found a store with the most elegant brooches I’ve ever seen; that’s where I purchased the majority of them (sorry I don’t remember the store name).

Picture locations (From L-R) Headed to a friend B-day party, Having dinner in D.C., Vacation in Vegas, My going away party, Hornets basketball game, College graduation day!

 

Feeling like I live in Paris, France!!


While getting dressed, my mood always determines my look for that day. Usually, I’m in a happy, thankful, and humble mood. Therefore, my clothing will describe my feelings, but it will always be “Where Sexy Meets Classy.” On this particular day, I was feeling very “Paris France” for some odd reason, while headed to work. I visualized a few looks and then immediately, the entire style came to me. I knew I wanted to wear a hat and a skirt so this outfit inspired me to feel like I lived in Paris for the day! 😉

♥ Hat- Beauty store, Blouse & Skirt-Forever 21, Shoes- Shoe Nami in New Orleans, Accessories- Everywhere, but majority girlprops.com

Wooohooo I’m 23!!

For my 23rd birthday, I wanted to try something new and fresh, something I have never worn before. So, I decided to try a RED LIP! I absolutely loved it!!! It was the best color I could’ve ever played with. Therefore, when I decided the red lip was the color of choice for the night I also decided to paint my nails red. The picture of me in the red robe is when I first tried it on. I immediately called my dad in the room to snap this wonderful moment! ;-). After getting dressed I also had him to take more pictures of me, while my friends called and texted, and me saying “Ok I’m walking out the door” & “Ok I’m on the bridge.” Of course, they didn’t believe me because they know I’m always last minute..haha!! However, I did make it there and we had a FABULOUS time. We talked about our future plans and goals, we laughed, we ate, and we danced the night away…My birthday was awesome, it felt great to be in such good company and just living life while wearing red lipstick!!
♥ Dress- American Apparel, Vintage stockings, Shoes, Accessories & Clutch-Aldo, Jacket- Charlotte Russe